Many of these soldiers pictured here were soon fighting miles away from where we see them now; a great many were drafted from New Orleans, from Mobile, Savannah, and Charleston; Florida and Georgia furnished their full quota to the Confederate army. This photograph was taken by Edwards, of New Orleans, who, like his confrere Lytle, succeeded in picturing many of the stirring scenes and opening tableaux of the war; they afterward took advantage of their art and used their cameras as batteries at the command of the Confederate Secret Service, photographing ships and troops and guns of the Federal forces, and sending them to the commanding generals of their departments. Over the chase of the gun is Pensacola harbor.
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Table of Contents:
Introduction — the Federal Navy and the blockade
The organization of the Federal Navy
The organization of the Confederate Navy
First expeditions of the Federal Navy
The birth of the ironclads
The most famous naval action of the Civil war
The most daring feat — passing the forts at New Orleans
On the Mississippi and adjacent waters
The actions with the forts
Naval actions along the shore
The sea life of 1861 : life on the Federal war-ships
The Confederate cruisers and the Alabama : the Confederate destroyers of commerce
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